NCMA Loves Anime: The Night Is Short, Walk On Girl

  • Dates: May 22, 2024
  • Location: West Raleigh/N.C. State Univ/PNC Arena
  • Address: 2110 Blue Ridge Rd. , Raleigh, 27607
  • Phone: 919.839.6262
  • Times: 8:30 PM
  • Admission: $5 Members, adults 55+, college students with ID (plus taxes and fees); $7 Nonmembers (plus taxes and fees)


The Night Is Short, Walk On Girl (2017): directed by Masaaki Yuasa, 92 min., PG-13, animation/adventure/comedy, Japanese with English subtitles

About the film
As a group of teens go out for a night on the town, a sophomore known only as “the Girl with Black Hair” experiences a series of surreal encounters with the local nightlife. All the while, she’s unaware of the romantic longings of Senpai, a fellow student who has been creating increasingly fantastic and contrived reasons to run into her in an effort to win her heart. Featuring boundless imagination and visual wit, The Night Is Short, Walk On Girl is a celebration of the unconventional, confusing routes that life and love can take from one of the most exciting voices in anime today.